Lawrence County Sheriff's Department conducted a search warrant at a suspected drug house where drone technology was used with an infrared camera to assist in the night operation.



According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department a search warrant was obtained for a suspected drug house in West Lawrence County after receiving multiple complaints about possible illegal activities happening at a residence.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department conducted the search warrant on Wednesday night where their department requested assistance from the Lawrenceburg Fire Department to use their drone, and infrared camera due to the property's location/ terrain.

Once deputies arrived they surrounded the property where they entered the residence along with gaining entry to an adjacent outbuilding where once inside officers discovered a host of drugs, including possible methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and an estimated $25,000.00 in US currency.

As a result of the operation deputies arrested 33 year old Sara Helen Hunt, and 46 year old Tammy Sue Butler were both women were transported to the Lawrence County jail.

Hunt was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of schedule II for Resale.

Butler was arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation along with deputies stating that more arrests pertaining to this case are possible.

Sheriff John Myers spoke on the raid by saying, “Using the Lawrenceburg Fire Department’s drone significantly aided our officers while raiding this home which ultimately proved to be a location that drugs were entering our county. I’ll say it again, drug dealers and users have no place in Lawrence County. We will find you and bring you to justice."

Photo Credit: Lawrence County Sheriff's Department/ drone footage Lawrenceburg fire department.



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